When your old picture frames just don’t suit your taste any longer, it’s time to transform them into something new! With just a little bit of Foil Adhesive and Fabulous Foils, you can completely change their look… Let’s get started with this fun and easy tutorial! 🙂
One of the things that I love about this project, is there was NO prep! I didn’t do anything to this frame first (well I did wipe it clean LOL) and then I brushed on my Foil Adhesive.
The foil adhesive looks milky white but will dry completely clear. Just brush on a thin even coat (if it seems a like thick just add a little water) and allow the foil adhesive to dry to a firm tack. Dry time is a minimum of 15 to 30 minutes BUT it can take longer during the cold winters!
Make sure to allow the foil adhesive to dry completely to a firm tack. Do not rush it! Like I said before minimum dry time is 15 to 30 minutes, but you can allow it to dry for hours, days, weeks, months… It will never dry beyond a firm tack. Yes, it stays sticky forever!
Now onto some fabulous foils…
We have a fantastic collection of foils, even Leopard Print! I like to crumple my foils first. Sometimes it helps the transfer but it always makes them easier to handle.
Lay your foils over the dry Foil Adhesive and use a soft rag to smooth them on. ALWAYS have the pattern or pretty color facing up!
If you are not getting enough of the color or pattern to transfer with the soft rag, grab yourself a scrubber brush (stiff plastic bristles) and scrub on the foil for the best release/transfer.
Continue to place pieces of foil across your project and transfer one section at a time until you have completed the entire frame.
WooHoo!! It was that easy to create this fabulous Leopard Print foil project and so much fun!! Such an easy project to do with the family and friends. 🙂
If you are more of a visual person, here is a short video on the process!
Materials I used: